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Jan 11, 2013 11:00am PST
in a way that the provisions that we arrive at through talks, will give the united states the satisfaction of what it seeks and will also provide the afghan people the benefit that they are seeking through this partnership and the subsequent agreement. that's not for us to decide. it's an issue for the united states. numbers are not going to make a difference to the situation in afghanistan. it's the broader relationship that will make a difference to afghanistan and beyond in the region. the specifics of numbers are issues that the military will decide and afghanistan will have no particular concern. when we're talking of numbers and how they are calculated. afghan interests. >>. >> translator: the government of afghanistan i would like to ask the question in my own language. mr. president, combative mission united states after 2014, how this mission will be, how will it be resembling, resembling the same mission as it was during 11 years? or is there a difference? different kind of mission. those who are in pakistan, particularly the safe havens that are in pakistan, what ki
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
united states for whatever agenda you have. the business community felt that. the public felt that. and so the fact that they have backed off both -- not only the idea that we should hold debt ceiling hostage, but second that it shouldn't be one for one cuts, you know, boehner used to say that, the house proposal doesn't say that, dollar in cutting for every dollar in raising the debt ceiling. >> would you support a short-term measure to force you to pass a budget? >> i think it should be longer because we don't want to play fiscal cliff every three months. but it's a positive step. >> you never get a clean debt ceiling raise. >> yes, you should. >> that's not a question of whether you should. but historically it's not been the case. >> mitch mcconnell proposed it two years ago and we passed it. but let me say this on the budget. we democrats have always intended to do a budget this year. for two reasons. first, it is not true that we haven't had budget control in effect over the last several years. the budget control act of 2011 put rigid spending cuts that are in effect -- that were i
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Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
investigative unit uncovers how a school district mishandled a federal requirement regarding sexual abuse allegationses. >>> good evening to you. i'm kris sanchez. diane dwyer is off tonight. the search is on for a man accused of a heinous crime in san francisco. police say this man doused his girlfriend with a flammable liquid and then set her on fire. that attack happened earlier today in the bay view district as her family members and strapgers watched in horror. nbc bay area is live at st. francis hospital where the victim is being treated for serious burns. monte, her family hoping that she will pull through. >> reporter: kris, that's right. the victim is here at the burn unit. family members tell me that she remains in critical condition tonight. in the meantime, police have identified her boyfriend as the prime suspect. and he is still at large. >> i just want to know why he did it. she didn't deserve it. >> reporter: family members and other witnesses watched in har reporter this after as the man identified as 22-year-old dexter oliver threw a famable liquid on to his girlfriend a
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
plan for 500 affordable housing units in years to come. some residents are questioning the possible sites chosen. kris sanchez is live with more on tonight's vote. kris? >> reporter: hi there, janelle. a lot of the residents who say they're going to come to this meeting say not only were they left out of the process, but they think their town should be pushing back against the state requirements. this man and his wife said they found out the plan for affordable housing as they were putting the local newspaper into their bird cage and saw the town's legal notice. otherwise they would not have known the empty lot across the street from their town is in the overlay zone. >> it segregates the affordable housing to a tiny part of town, far from downtown. ultimately does a disservice to the affordable housing residents and to the town as a whole. >> reporter: he said there's a better way to create affordable housing without devaluing properties and putting stress on local school districts. he and other concerned citizens put their own ad in the same local paper to inform their neighbors a
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Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
burns. she is now at the burn unit at st. francis hospital. police say the burns are life threatening. i want to give you another look here at the suspect. he is 22-year-old dexter oliver. police are still searching for them. if you can help them locate the suspect, you're asked to call the san francisco police. live in san francisco tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> this just in. oakland police are asking for your help finding a missing woman. police sent us this picture of gloria ji this morning. her husband called police after she failed to show up for work, and he suspects foul play. gloria ji is 63 years old, 5'1" and wears glasses. investigators found her car in oakland. anyone with information is asked to call oakland pd's missing persons department. >>> police looking into the city's first homicide of the year. police were called to the 1900 block of tripoli block this morning just before 8:00. that's where they found a dead body in front of a home. police say the unidentified adult male was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. an ambulance arri
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
some 400 affordable housing units. can they find a right fit in a city known for affluent homes and an upscale lifestyle? george kiriyama was at the meeting. how did it go? >> reporter: it is still going on right now and it appears the town council is ready to send it back to committee after a very intense public hearing. they may revisit some of the 36 other sites and see if there are better locations. the number one concern from the dozens of neighbors who spoke, number one, increasing traffic followed by decreasing property values. then the quality of education going down. that was the third concern. there are a few locations where the more than 450 affordable housing units would be built but the walnut orchard near highway 17 and highway 85 is the one where many feel building more homes will turn an already congested area into a bumper-to-bumper traffic nightmare. the neighborhood is a one way in and one way out and there's worry property values will go down if high density housing comes to the area. families with children are concerned about increasing class size with the schools.
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
in some of the units where water -- hot water is not getting up to the unit itself. >> reporter: south lake towers spokesman told me employees are going door-to-door measuring the temperature at each tap and the boiler will be fixed within the next week or two. residents say they're not so sure. >> well, i'm a betting man. it will work two or three hours and go out again. >> reporter: residents expect another update from the management company tomorrow aft afternoon at 1:00. the city code enforcement department is expecting the same thing. by the way, we did check with the city code enforcement department. the management company here was cited in 2007 when they installed the boiler are for not having the proper paperwork. that has now been resolved but they have been crated for other code violations since then not related to the boil er. >> thank you, kris. >>> new details on the big tree that came crashing down onto a home in the north bay and also knocked down a power pole. pg&e restored power to some people but still about 30 customers are in the dark right now. the saturated
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Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
serve in direct combat units. while it's been happening slowly in the field on its own for years during our dual wars of this last decade, and while it will open a huge number of jobs and career pathways for the women who volunteer to serve this country in uniform, it is a huge change in military tradition. a change in the tanks and in the trenches. a change announced at the highest levels today. it's where we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: president obama praised the pentagon's decision to open combat roles to women. and of the 152 u.s. service women who died in iraq and afghanistan, he called them patriots, whose sacrifices show that valor knows no gender. with the stroke of a pen, defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey today lifted the 20-year ban against women in combat. panetta said the new policy is finally catching up with the brutal reality on the ground in iraq and afghanistan. >> female service members have faced the reality of combat, proven their willingness to f
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
of the united states. the treasury department says the u.s. has until march to increase the nation's borrowing limit. otherwise, the country will likely default on its loans. republicans do not seem to be in the mood to negotiate after compromising on the so-called fiscal cliff last month. the gop says it will only raise the debt limit if there are equal dollar for dollar cuts in spending. otherwise, many republican lawmakers have threatened to force a shutdown of the government or let the country default on its loans and hurt its credit rating. the president this morning says that is unacceptable. >> a self-inflicted wound on the economy. it would slow down our growth, might tip us into recession. and ironically, would probably increase our deficit. >> reporter: and it would, the president warned, delay checks for social security and veterans' benefits. the president also said he would soon ask lawmakers to create new gun laws in the wake of the newtown massacre. he will likely seek universal background checks, limit on high-capacity magazines and a ban on assault weapons. reporting
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Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
scare them. we're not saying your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> reporter: joe scarborough of "morning joe" had an a-rating from the nra when he was in congress. >> the more the nra speaks out after the slaughter of these 20 first graders, the worse they make it for their side. >> reporter: so far, a majority of the house still has a-ratings for their votes from the gun lobby. >> it has clout, because it had members in every state and almost every congressional district and because it's built up a reputation of effectiveness. >> reporter: the question now is whether that will change after the massacre at sandy hook elementary. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> there is breaking news in the air tonight. and it's bad news for boeing. after a slew of problems, the faa has ordered all the new 787 dreamliners grounded for the time being. tom costello covers aviation for us. he's in our washington newsroom tonight with this still-developing story. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. this action essentially ground all 787s around
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Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
apartment complex on the 100 block of lelan road, a man broke into one of the units carrying what police say was a replica gun, the two struggled and the resident ended up stabbing and killing the intruder. turns out the break-in was a plot designed by the wife and boyfriend, by strong arming him, they were planning to separate because of the affair she was having. >> they started this plot two weeks ago, she provided our suspects, our additional suspect ises wi -- additional suspects keys to the residence. and the plan was put in play. when three individuals, one that is dee ceased now, attempted to burglarize this location. >> police have in custody, the wife, 28-year-old charmaine taijeron and matt parker and charles parker and jimmy salgado, the suspect that was killed was 54-year-old robert lyndsay who was a transient, but they all know each other. now according to police, charles parker, delgado and lyndsay broke in, and the survivi survi suspects are being charged with murder because someone was killed while thebu break in was being committed. >>> it's a big heist worth alm
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Jan 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
interested in a fight. >> reporter: the united nations estimates that the nearly two-year-long conflict has killed 60,000 people. efforts to broker a political deal are deadlocked. >> more syrians will die in 2013 than 2012. it will be a carnage, a bloodbath. >> reporter: activists say one of the deadliest attacks in recent days was at a gas station in damascus, killing nine. around the country, people are suffering, thousands cut off from electricity, water and food. there are hundreds of thousands of refugees, including this woman in a camp in jordan. "bashar only speaks," she says. "if he was right, he would not make us homeless, he would not destroy our homes." today, assad blamed all of his country's hardships on the opposition. he gave no sign he will ever leave syria. and when the speech ended, the resolute president was swarmed. his security team forced to push adoring supporters away. the leadership of the opposition say they won't negotiate as long as assad is in power. and this evening, the u.s. state department responded to the speech, saying this was just another a
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Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm PST
here in vegas. some 30,000 of those attendees are from countries outside the united states. and by the way, ces says it's green. think about this -- if attendees wanted to see all these products all around the world, they would have to travel 700 million miles. that's a lot of business travel. now these attendees will also drink some 17,000 cups of coffee over the next few days. if you drank one cup a day, it would take you 47 years to reach that many. one final note -- each home here in the united states has 24 consumer electronic products. i guess that's why they have the show. here at ces, we talk a lot about the big technology companies like nvidia and intel, apple and samsung. the auto industry is also going totally high tech. here's how. the idea of technology in cars is something we expect. it's everywhere. in our dashboards, telling us where to go and helping us drive more safely and economically. heck, this lexus on the ces floor claims it will drive itself to you. when we visited ford, we found something else. not just technology in the car but a platform for app develope
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
they still have to do in order to protect personality. the united states has 275 posts around the world. she reminds congress since the deadly september 11 attack she has taken responsibility. first up she'll go before the senate foreign relations committee. the questioning will last for 90 minutes. at 11:00 a.m. our time she'll face the house foreign relations committee and answer another 90 minutes of questions. the questions focus on the state department's initial response to the u.s. consulate bombing in benghazi that left a bay area native and u.s. ambassador chris stef s dead with three other americans. a live look now. she's set to take a seat to begin the hearing. many think the initial response was a cover-up. the white house administration backed off the idea that the attack was. today is her time to face the music. ironically john kerry is expected to be confirmed as the next secretary of state tomorrow. again, the benghazi hearing just getting under way on capitol hill. we are keeping an eye on this to bring you the latest. the next report coming up in 30 minutes. john
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Jan 4, 2013 6:00am PST
consider this fire suspicious and have our arson unit en route to investigate it further. >> what can you tell us about what kind of building this is? we're hearing indication it is may be a pot club. >> we found that out after the fact, sir. it is a cannabis club so that only heightened our suspicions there may be something going on. >> what have we found inside? seen anything that makes it look suspicious or that arson could be involved? >> well, actually i can't comment on specifics we found until our arson unit does a full investigation. there were some suspicious objecti objects and a fire in a commercial building early in the morning and it was locked. our arson unit is en route. pd is on scene. we'll give you a full report when we collect the evidence. daylight will also help. >> all right. thank you very much for sticking around with us and answering our questions. we appreciate it. great work out there to you and all of the firefighters. >> thank you very much. >> we appreciate you. >>> 6:02. today a north bay mother will wake up once again knowing her teenage daughter is
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
, the criminalists in our unit. >> reporter: the d.a.'s office reopened its cold case unit only back in 2010, and so that is being credited with helping make the arrest of this 22-year-old homicide here in the city of mountain view. neither family members for the victim or the suspect were in court today and the prosecutor says because she fought back, the victim was able to lead prosecutors to the suspected killers. live in mountain view, i'm damian trujillo. >>> police are searching for three suspects who stole a pet grooming van and crashed it into a south san jose business. the driver lost control of the shopping center and crashed into a smoke shop. happening around 6:30 this morning. the suspect then took off on foot, abandoning the van, moments after the crash. >> they were partying inside the van. they had alcohol. probably a dui and that probably contributed to them losing control of the van and running into a business here. >> police found 12 packs of beer, evidence that could help identify them. the crash caused major damage to the store. luckily, though, it was early so no o
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Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
tenants living in this 212-unit apartment building in san jose have had problems getting hot water since december 3rd. >> we're told, catch it when you can. >> reporter: tenants say they've tried to do that. but the water doesn't stay hot long enough even for a quick shower. >> by the time i put on my soap and everything, ice cold. this morning i -- it's easy for me to catch cold that way. >> luke warm. >> yeah, this is not hot at all. when you get in there when the water is hot and then it turns cold, that can be rather shocking for somebody who is 70 to 80 to 90 years old. >> reporter: we asked to speak for management but instead issued a statement from a firm which represents the town park towers. the statement says, the problem with the solar heating system was immediately addressed and repaired on december 3rd. but then another problem was discovered. it goes on to say, as of noon today, quote, the replacement boiler system is providing residents with hot water while we make repairs. >> i have ice cold. >> i know. >> reporter: this evening we went inside two different units and left
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Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
salvini's trial. >>> if you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call at 888-996-tips, or 8477. or send us an e-mail to the unit @nbcbayarea.com. >>> still ahead for "today in the bay," what you need to know to avoid getting a parking ticket next time you're in san francisco. >>> welcome back to the broadcast. thank you so much for making us part of your sunday morning. 7:29 is the time. and the sun is coming up over san jose. just a few clouds. but looks like it's going to be clearing today. looks like we'll have good weather news. i'm garvin thomas. rob mayeda with the weather news. >> we'll see things warming up today. not too bad. you saw san jose with a partly cloudy skies, 42 degrees in san jose. where we've really cleared out and cooled down, napa 32 degrees. if you head out to the east of sacramento, look out for chain controls in the sierra this morning. colfax to the nevada state line, twin bridges to myers. the bay area not as much moisture today. we'll have partly cloudy skies. a slight chance of a late shower near the coastline tonight. but during the day toda
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
of people who united this country again and again. let's be that. and let's stop trying to be these dixiecrats. it just doesn't work for anybody. >> senator, do you regret some of the comments about abortion in this last cycle, about rape, about what colin powell thought were failed racist comments from the party? >> well, david, the fact that we are losing over 3,000 unborn children a day is an important issue. but republicans or conservatives should not engage in a debate about exceptions for abortions when the other side will not even agree that we have real people, real human beings. we need to fight the battle where it should be fought. life is important. we know from all of the new technology and improved sonograms that we do have a baby. and it's important that we fight for that. but instead of just offering my opinion on some hypothetical debate about exceptions for abortions, we need to move it back and particularly work with the states that are fighting for just the personhood of the child. if we can start there, i think america will move with us. >> all right. a little di
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
this ride from this white house to the united states capitol. brian, he's passing in front of us right now to the excitement of the people here behind me. >> willie geist whose height and physical size blocks the few of no fewer than 200 people, no doubt. willie, is the limousine up to you yet? >> yes, it is. here it comes right now. the beast is right in front of us as we speak. >> so this is the part of -- if you're watching at home, this is the part of the day people usually don't preposition themselves to see. they end up seeing it almost by accident because they're getting in place for the later part of the day when they go back to the white house. and everybody can get a good look. believe me, those security folks in washington are ready for this. it's a long shot from the capit capitol. as we look at these pictures, we have been joined by a friend of ours here in the studio. peggy nunan is with us. peggy, let's look at when this falls in our political life in this country. what an awful time we've had concerning these two parties getting along. the vitriol. you look at yesterday
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
. you can see by charring outside of that apartment building, corner unit, i believe it's unit number 9, that it spread from the kitchen and seems to have consumed much of everything inside. when hayward fire arrived they made entry and found the woman that you mentioned in the kitchen area. she was unresponsive. did have a pulse. taken to eden medical center. condition is unknown. we believe she was seriously hurt in this fire. reporting live in hayward, bob redell, "today in the bay." >>> just about 6:02. a san jose mother who lied about the attempted abduction of her 2-year-old daughter may be charged later today for filing a false police report. police discovered the lie after re-interviewing the woman. her story wasn't consistent. this morning a number of people are upset including police who spent money on the investigation. also neighbors who for 48 hours thought a child predator was on the loose. the police will discuss the case with the santa clara county d.a.'s office who will decide whether charges should be filed. >>> an online petition gathering more than 500 supporters a
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
fight of the century. >> we're not saying that your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, how is the president going to get the public and congress to support this legislative agenda? >> reporter: with a very public campaign, mara. started last night with an op-ed the president published in "the connecticut post." the newspaper up there where the newtown tragedy happened. in it he said that congress needs to help and not hinder bypassing this ban on assault weapons and on magazines, but it looks like that's iffy here on capitol hill. the white house also has a campaign-style tour planned, we don't know where he'll stop, but they are hoping speeches the president does around the country will draw support. and they are launching a website with videos from victims talking about different ways they want to curb gun violence. so a lot of things being planned by the white house. at this point it looks to be shaping up to be quite a fight. >> tracie potts live in washing
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
investigative unit. call us or send an e-mail to the unit at nbc bay area.com. >>> we're tracking our latest storm that is beginning move in with widespread cloud cover. timeline coming up. and even with the storm moving in, expect another spare the air day on wednesday, with poor air quality. we have the timeline again on that rain in a few minutes. >>> it sure did look authentic, but was beyonce lip syncing at yesterday's inauguration? >>> and more proof tonight the big movement can come in small packages. the story of one woman's little library that will make the bay area proud. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >> in health matters, a drop in childhood asthma. after the first year of the ban, childhood asthma fell by 12%. the smoke-free law may have changed perceptions on exposing children to second-hand smoke. >>> is it s
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
headlines. today, investors are going to want to keep a close eye on a few things. first, united airlines is going to chop about 600 jobs through buyouts and layoffs. netflix, shares jumped 42%. with strong quarterly earnings. after peaking in the $700 range, apple is down 36%. the question everyone is asking, how low will they go. next to new home sales which some estimate to be at 400,000 for december. if that number is accurate, it would be a very good sign for the economy. and i'm sure you've seen the frenzy over subway's one-inch short controversy. sandwich lovers aren't too happy. and some filed class action lawsuits claiming the footlong is only 11 inches long. even the six inch sub doesn't measure up too. the suit says customers are owed a refund for the portion of the sandwich that they've not been receiving. subway has declined to comment on the lawsuit. a spokesman said the restaurant chain has redoubled efforts to ensure consistency in every sandwich we have. >>> straight ahead, a super size controversy surroundg the super bowl's superdome. >>> plus, what is this, is
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Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
lamar is now in critical condition in the burn unit at st. francis hospital. she has severe burns to her face and chest. family members say oliver became enrage when lamar told him their relationship was over. >> gasoline and a bottle and he let her know he was gonna burn her. >> police say oliver is 5'10", about 155 pounds, has a haircut with a lightning bolt on one side of his head ander fish designs on the other. >>> peninsula police are looking for the person who shot a teenaged girl near a local high school. the girl was found saturday night across from cappuccino high school in millbrae. this morning, she is in stable condition. the shooting is a rain stance of gun violence in a relatively quiet area. officer does not know what provoked it and have not made any arrests. >>> new this morning, a mobile business truck crashed right into a building in the south bay. police say that just for paws mobile spa for dogs crashed into up in smoke, that is a skate shop on the 1700 block of bran nam lane in san jose. officers say the investigation into exactly how this happened is still ong
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Jan 9, 2013 4:00am PST
the time. united airlines, the only american airier to operate the dreamliner said it has ordered inspections of all of its 787s. it's not a serious problem given the high-tech plane but they warned it could still undermine consumer confidence. >>> the government is calling for an urgent review of the nation's arctic offshore drilling practices in the wake of a series of missteps voflg the shell oil company. this week's grounding of a shell oil rig off the coast of alaska is just the latest in a string of blunders zaents involving the company's ship and support equipment. the 60-day assessment could halt or scale back plans to open alaska's arctic waters to oil exploration. >> some new figures from the u.s. census bureau more u.s. citizens are on the move to find a better life and doing it a faster rate. 3.9% of the population moved to a different county in 2011. that's the highest level since before the recession began. up from 3.5% in 2009 and 2010. experts say the increase could signal a healthier economy with more job opportunities and an improved real estate outlook and that
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Jan 23, 2013 4:30am PST
outcry over a plan to build affordable housing units in northern loscatos. last night the council decided to send the plan back to committee for review. residents complained the plan to build the complex would make an already congested area worse. they are also concerned the affordable housing would decrease property values and hurt the quality of education. >> this has to be spread so they can have access to shops and downtown and to different kinds of schools. oh, these people. >> it's one of those we must use because there is space there. i hope you will consider. i don't want the town to lose financial support from the state which it will if it doesn't approve this. >> the town council may revisit some of the 36 other sites previously looked at for the project. >> some good earnings reports in the bay area for both google and ibm pushing markets higher overnight. for a look at how futures are trading we turn to kayla at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> good morning, john. we have features that are higher this morning likely due to good earnings reports from google and
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Jan 27, 2013 5:30am PST
in the united states. actually nothing. there's reasons for optimism from the shale. people are excited talking about that. and there's some optimism coming from the easy money, i suppose, still. but i think in the united states, you know, if we get to the consensus, which needs to be 3% at the end of the year, i think that would be good. >> let me ask you about the economy, relative to what's going on in washington. we know this week that the house voted to extend the debt ceiling for a few months. we still face the sequestration and the continuing resolution. how does this play out? >> forever. >> feels like that. >> forever. they don't agree. so we're seeing an overlay of this, you know, one side the republicans, the other side the democrats. and i must say post-election, president obama has become more aggre aggressive. military spending, they don't agree with what taxation should be, title, on and on and on. gun control, they don't agree. and on the other hand, you know, we have this sort of slow economy that makes it more difficult to cut a deal. and i should add to that,
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
united states, from san francisco to new jersey. >> i hope that the power of regular people will actually assert itself, in contrast to lobbying power of the nra. >> they say they're gearing up for an all out battle, insisting gun bans make no one safer. vice president biden is spearheading public push for new gun legislation that will strengthen background checks, limit high capacity ammunition magazines and get assault weapons off the streets. >> this is about action. no more talk. if not now, when. >> the american debate over guns. hitting home in the nation's capital. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >> the senate is set to begin hearings on gun control debate next wednesday. and supporters of gun control gathered in the bay area as part of the nationwide effort. >> gun control now! gun control now! >> the members of the grass roots group called one million moms for gun control, committed to passing what they call common sense gun control laws in the united states. >> no one can stand on the sidelines any more, this effects everybody. no one is safe from this, as long as mi
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Jan 14, 2013 12:30am PST
who signed up, about 70% of them, in fact, were from outside the united states. so this made harvard ideas, harvard teaching available around the world. but we also want to use these experiments with online education to help us understand what we might do better in our own classrooms here in the united states and here at harvard in particular. we want to see are there ways we can bend the cost curve using some digital elements in higher education, are there anyways of teach that enable more active learning on the part of students? how do we use the face-to-face in different ways when we also have the digital available? so this is an experiment in transformation, what we believe will be a transformation of higher education in its accessibility but also in how it is undertaken in face-to-face interactions, as well. >> what about students? what are you hearing from students today? where are the jobs? where do they want to work? what are their hopes and dreams once they leave harvard? >> well, there is a very interesting poll that was taken by our undergraduate newspaper at the end of th
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Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
the president made aware of the classified cable from chris stevens, that the united states consulate in benghazi could not survive a sustained assault. numerous warnings, including personally to me about the security were unanswered or unaddressed. >> reporter: she counted that congress has cut money for security. >> currently, the house has holds on bilateral security assistance, on other kinds of support for anti-terrorism assistance. so we have got to get our act together between the administration and the congress. >> reporter: after a break, the house was even tougher than the senate. >> i think when you have a united states ambassador personally warning about the situation over there, sending this cable to your office, on -- >> if i could -- 1.43 million cables a year come to the state department. they are all addressed to me. >> madam secretary, you let the consulate become a death trap. and that's national security malpractice. >> reporter: throughout the day, the subtext for partisans on both sides, this was not the last act for hillary clinton. >> you will be sore
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Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
united states the ability to pay its bills on time. the consequences to the global economy could be catastrophic. the last time congress threatened this course of action our entire economy suffered for it. our families and businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again. >> president obama also says he's looking forward to working with new congress to continue to boost the economy and shrink federal deficits. >>> president obama's 2008 election campaign was fined by the federal elections commission and it's one of the largest fines ever levied. the s.e.c. fined the campaign $375,000 for failing to report the identities of donors who contributed $2 million in the final weeks before the election. the fines followed an s.e.c. audit after complaints by the republican national committee and other groups. >>> we've got lots more ahead for you on "today in the bay." coming up, it's one of the island's newest treasures. the one major problem that's threatening this treasure island statue. >>> and in san francisco, you've got the clouds, but the rain for the most part is to the south. som
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Jan 6, 2013 8:00am PST
for a bill already racked up. the congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the results for the global economy could be catastrophic. >> congress has vowed to use the upcoming votes to get more spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare. some are threatening a government shutdown. in a moment, we'll talk to alan simpson and erskine bowles about where they see the fiscal cliff deal leaving the country. they say it falls short. but first, the man who brokered the deal with the white house on behalf of the republicans and no doubt will be a key figure in the battles ahead, the top republican in the senate, mitch mcconnell. he joins me now. leader mcconnell, happy new year. welcome back to "meet the press." >> good morning, david. >> let me talk about a preview of coming attractions and the fights ahead, including the debt ceiling that was so bitterly contested back in the summer of 2011. here is something you said in august of 2011 that i wanted to show our viewers and have you respond to. you said then, i think some of our members may ha
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
in the united states, apple, opens the books. earlier verizon gave us a hint about that. the cell phone service provider activated 6 million new iphones in the past six months. that's a big number. less than half of those were the iphone 5. that could be bad news. apple selling more older models than newer more expensive models. one way or the other, we'll see after the bell. let's start with kayla live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> good morning. we have futures in the stock market higher this morning likely due to good herbings reports from last night from tech giants google and ibm. stocks rose tuesday with the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 closing at new five-year high. the dow has been up in eight of the past nine sessions. we have data on home prices and more big earnings from the likes of mcdonald's and united technology. this afternoon we hear from apple. the dow rising. the nasdaq up eight. those are the headlines. back to you. >> thank you. some of the god fathers of tech praning a memorial for the young hacker aaron swartz later this week. he took his life as he
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
solemnly swear, that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states safely. >> and will to the best of my ability -- >> it was a moment for the history books. president obama gets set to take his second oath of office. there is a national day of service. a private and a public swearing in followed by a parade and inauguration ball. as steve handelsman tells us there's a more serious undertone for this inauguration. >> reporter: washington is almost ready. massive security, barriers going into place, bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade. and the presidential viewing stand bulletproof rebuilt every four years. but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectation. only 35% in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll says the country is heading in the right direction. and president obama's new portrait, his approval stands at 62%. his likability at 61%. b
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
investigative unit with the latest development into the culture behind the guard. >> and a commute with a special significance, the special celebration in honor of martin luther king jr. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather cent center. feeling more like spring than winter outside for today. 75 and 69 in gilroy. santa teresa at 69. major changes this week. we'll let you know how cold it could get and when the rain drops return in a few minutes. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> it took three hours but the chp has reopened all lanes of southbound 880 after a big rig jackknifed around 2:00 this afternoon, the resulting backup more than a mile long. you see our nbc helicopter on the scene. no other vehicles were involved thankfully in the crash. because the truck was leaking diesel fuel, the right three lanes had be to be shut down in order to get cleaned up. >> a tense moment for a surfer stranded off
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am PST
. here's something interesting for you. you know how we report factory jobs declining in the united states. it's not because we're making less stuff. factory output is growing because american factories are using robots. this sunday on "press: here" we'll examine what robots mean for the world economy. we sent factory jobs overseas. those jobs could come back to america and made by robots. one of the world's experts on technology and manufacturing from m.i.t. will be my guest this week. this could be a game changer in world politics. for about the last ten years we've been giving developing economies like china and india a taste of capitalism and growing standard of living. we're this close to taking the jobs away. the moment robots become cheaper to operate than people, what will happen with china when all those people lost their jobs? they're our biggest bank. i understand that we do have nbc. let's check in with whoever it is this morning. seema mody. good morning. >> it's me. hello. good morning. futures are mixed this morning after markets overseas specifically in japan rallied
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Jan 7, 2013 3:00am PST
, the debt ceiling of the united states government. is that the strategy that you would ransom that here again to force the kind of spending cuts that you think are necessary? >> it's a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in congress to get the president to deal with the biggest problem confronting our future. and that's our excessive spending. >> but you're conceding that that may be the strategy this time? >> well, what the strategy ought to be is we ought to be doing something about the problem. >> well, i understand that. but there are additional problems as well that flow from that. as you know, after the debt ceiling was resolved in the summer of 2011, america's credit rating was downgraded. johningler was the republican governor of michigan and said the following. he said this is to bloomberg news. it's a terribly blunt, clumsy instrument to try to use. it's not a good weapon for anything except destroying our own credit rating. so i understand your views about spending, and we can continue on that. but just as a matter of how you try to force those spending cuts,
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Jan 11, 2013 7:00am PST
united states who have died from influenza-related tea complications. the concern is we may not even be to the the concern is we may not be to the 50 yard line in what is s . this a being called an epidemic.ft this afternoon the centers for l disease controls will release ee numbers to go up new numbers and everyone expects the numbers to go up.ow is if you're sic the take home, if you're sick k please don't go to work.o havend for those who haven't had vaccinations, although there are spot shortages around the country, still enough vaccine e for people to get it. go out and have the e tages, th enough vaccine. go out immunizations on board. and please, please, please, lots the of hand washing. that's the best way to protect hand washing. that's the best way to yourself. tect >> absolutely. yourself. >> absolutely. dr. nancy snyderman, thanks so much. aheriff in >>> a sheriff in california says the suspect's in thursday's shooting claims he was school shooting claims he was bully pd.d accused gunman allegedly was targeting two students at the 16-year-old accused gun unh allegedly was ta
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
the united states. 48 states now report widespread flu activity, 29 children have been killed, nine more than last week. and we are only halfway through the flu season. >>> hey, you no longer have to worry about what undergarments you're wearing at the airport. the tsa says the scanners that use a low dose x-ray will be gone by june because the company just can't make them fix the privacy issues. the other scanners which produce a generic outline will be staying. >>> boeing is suspending deliveries of its new 787 jetliner. deliveries of the dreamliner are stopped until the faa approves a solution for the lithium ion batteries that caused the agency to ground the aircraft earlier this week. >>> honda recalling 777,000 late model pilot and odyssey vehicles due to a problem with the deployment of the driver's side air bags. owners should bring their vehicles into dealerships to have the problem fixed. >>> let me set a seen for you. you're in elementary school, the governor is coming to your school. all you need to do is be sweet and don't faint. one out of two ain't bad. check out this
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Jan 3, 2013 5:00am PST
thought. an iranian naval commander claims the country's air defense unit shot down drones in separate incidents in 2011 and 2012. he says two drones were captured in past missions in addition to four others the iranian government claims it had previously shot down. the naval commander says data from the drones has been recovered. >>> three people are dead and two hurt after a gunman opened fire in a small village in switzerland. local reports say the man was a resident of the village where the shooting took place. mass shootings are rare in switzerland although gun possession is widespread. it is estimated at least one out of every three own an assault weapon. >>> also on the international scene, the death of a young woman who was raped and tortured in india sparking outrage all over the world. the six men accused of this brutal and violent act will be formally charged in court today. police expected to press murder charges while prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the five adult suspects. advocates say sexual violence in india is widespread and there's lack of protection for
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
rescue unit. we're going to go back to afghanistan. our helicopters, our crews will be there for about 41/2 months. and their job is to rescue anybody in need, whether it's u.s. forces, coalition members or afghan nationals. >> in addition to the wartime mission the unit works closely with the coast guard on state missions. >> how one south bay school is turning the tables on the traditional teaching methods to give children more access to technology. >> i'm sam brock. today was a glorious one for california governments. no. governor jerry brown soaked up the praise for a balanced budgets but made some claims that is don't pass the truth test. a reality check coming up next. >> no longer shooting to kill. what could be changing when it comes to control asking mountain lions. >>> it's been quite awhile since california received a positive grade on its annual report card but that's essentially what happened today. >> governor jerry brown addressing lawmakers in his state of the state address. he talked about everything california achieved this year including a balanced budget. is there reas
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Jan 27, 2013 6:00am PST
slip last weekend only fueled more chatter. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states but i am prouder to be -- >> it could be a rematch of sorts. number 2s vying for number one. helping dodge the fiscal cliff and now the gun campaign versus paul ryan. on saturday mitt romney's old running mate said pick the battles. >> but we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance we can govern. but we have better ideas. >> on the democratic side, if hillary clinton decides to run she would be the early favorite. with the president lavishing her with praise on "60 minutes". >> i want the country to understand what an extraordinary role she has played during the course of my administration. >> andrew cuomo of new york and o'malley are betting their efforts on gun control could propel presidential bids of their own. still the republican field is up in the air. >> america cannot afford four more years of this. >> after parting ways with fox news, sarah palin said she will expand her voice in the national
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Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm PST
. >> back at the comic bookshop, friends and family showed up for her united states had, the singing of happy birthday and all of the superheroes from his beloved marvel and action comics looking on. all those guests now stunned to find the party turned into a crime scene. and barb, the hostess, was dead. >> when we return, what could be two key clues to solving the mystery. right after the murder witnesses reported seeing a speeding car, and a man waiting outside the comic bookshop. >> and he had on a dark outfit for that time of the year. a fisherman's cap, is how i would describe it. >> when "the comic book murder volume 2" continues. writing, nursing, and teaching it took to earn it. so we give you the power to keep as much of your hard-earned money as possible. our customized interview covers everything from a service member's deployment, to a student's loan interest, right down to a teacher's crayons. you've worked hard to earn your money. we're here to help you keep it. turbotax-- the power to keep what's yours. try it free at turbotax.com. (sighs) this is too good to be true. hi
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Jan 13, 2013 7:00am PST
spread quickly across the united states, and in new york the state is dealing with almost five times as many cases of the flu this year than last year. things are so bad, the governor has declared a public health emergency. california is one of the few states where the flu season is not as bad. hard to say, though, if you have it, right? however, the national outbreak has people scrambling to try to get vaccines. as "today in the bay's" kimberly tere reports, they're trying to make sure there's enough vaccine to go around. >> clearly, there's nothing fun about the flu. but now it's officially an epidemic. >> most parts of the country will continue to see influenza activity for several more weeks. >> reporter: doctors say the major strain circulating this year is especially nasty, and in some cases, deadly. most at risk, children. there have already been 20 flu related deaths nationwide. >> vaccinating children, there's research that shows it helps the community and prevent the spread to adults. >> reporter: the page family foundation is providing free flu shots for free. >> we wanted, n
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Jan 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
number of foodborne illnesses here in the united states. this is the first major revamping of the fda in more than 70 years. mrfrs of food sold in the u.s. both domestic and foreign have to have now a written plan. how to prevent them. produce farmers will have to ensure their water and soil is clean and basic hygiene will be taught to workers. foodborne illnesses cause about 3,000 deaths a year. >> a daily civic police detective is getting credit for solving a very cold case. 74 years ago a newly married couple, mini and fred, sent this telegram to their san francisco family letting them know about their christmas eve wedding in reno. fred and minnie went on to become the parents of six daughters. last year a cuss sin found the telegram and sent it to one of the daughters but it never arrived. a detective found it while investigating a postal worker for stealing. a souvenir to remember their late parents by. that is going to be incredible. >> it's going to be a little wet. can we squeeze in anything tomorrow? >> some windows of haze. we'll track the rain for you. we'll let you kn
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
you that he lives right near where this happened. i want to step aside. he lives in this unit here. you can see one officer there is where this shooting took place. the sister believes this young man may have been targeted because he just wasn't from here. she says there was a commotion outside of the unit and she spoke with him before that. next thing you know there was gunfire in the streets. one neighbor believes that this was likely gang related just because of the people who live around here. the shooting started around 12:16. neighbors called 911. they heard multiple shots fired. when deputies arrived, they found a 17-year-old down on the ground. those deputies tried cpr but it was too late. the sister said he had just celebrated his 17th birthday only a couple days ago. and had only been in the area for about a week. >> it was his first birthday. first christmas being with the family. first time being with the family. >> reporter: how long has he been staying with you? >> a week. about a week. this is my dad's only son. >> reporter: investigators are saying they don't know a
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
engines which are used in dreamliners and other planes. ge, a part owner of nbc. last month united airliners dreamliner traveling from houston to new jersey made an emergency landing in new orleans when a power generator failed and just last friday an ana dreamliner in japan was delayed due to an oil leak. now officials like we said once again just a little while ago have grounded the entire fleet of ana 787s. >>> san francisco is cracking down on smoking again. now you can still smoke on a public street unless the city closes off the street for a fair or festival. the board of supervisors approving an ordinance mandating that promoters post signs saying that outdoor events are smoke-free events. >>> could the bay area's biggest airport change its name? a san francisco lawmaker today introduced legislation to rename sfo harvey milk san francisco international airport. milk was the first openly gay lawmaker. he needs five other supervisors to agree before it can go on the november ballot. if the charter amendment passes s sfo would be the first airport named for someone who is openl
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Jan 13, 2013 9:30am PST
allow that spouse to ask for a pardon here in this country prior to leaving the united states to attend their interview in let's say mexico. it is a wonderful benefit because it reduces the time that families are separated. >> you. >> because what who wouho would want to leave and hope that could you come back. >> absolutely. there are individuals prior to this that were not filing applications to petition their spouses or children because of the uncertainty and the wait time. the wait time could be three months to a year. there are also strict requirements for the hardship waiver that must be met and established before it's approved. >> so you don't know if you're going to come back or not. >> exactly. >> there's a lot to discuss. these questions can be answered bypatricia. there is her information. we'll be back. stay with us. >>> we're back talking with an immigration attorney. deferred action, we all -- it was a big deal last year when initiated. what benefits have we seen from that so far? >> to date immigration has received over 355,000 applications. there are an estimated 1.8 mil
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